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List of Important Sport Events [Feb 2017]

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Name of the Sport Events
Fastest cricketer to take 250 wickets in Test matches. He achieved this feat in his 45th test match
Ravichandran Ashwin
First Indian bowler to record a five-wicket haul in T20 in the history of Indian cricket.
Yuzvender Chahal

New England’s Test captain
Joe Root
Surpassed India’s former legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev to become the highest wicket-taker in a home Test season. He scored 67 wickets from 10 Tests in 2016-17
Ravichandran Ashwin
Achieved her career best Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s single ranking by being placed at 5th spot
PV Sindhu
Won the Men’s Double title at the 2017 Uganda International Series by defeating Aatish Lubah and Georges Julien Paul of Mauritius
Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis
Won the finals of Open 13 Marseille in France on February 26, 2017. This was his 14th career title at the indoor event and 2nd title of the year 2017
French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
First ever Indian to claim the New Zealand Grand Prix at the Chris Amon Circuit in Manfeild, New Zealand
Jehan Daruvala
Stepping up to enter professional boxing
Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar
Won the Men’s and Women’s Full Marathon title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon
Thanackal Gopi and Monika Athare
Awarded the Candidate Master (CM) title by the World Chess Federation body, FIDE
Kush Bhagat
Banned from all cricket for a year over a doping code violation.
Andre Russell
First Indian sports person had signed an eight-year deal worth Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a sports apparel brand Puma
Virat Kohli
Tops T20 batsman list in the Latest ICC rankings.
Virat Kohli
Created history after he attained World No. 1 Rank in the latest Junior Badminton World
Federation (BWF) ranking
Lakshya Sen
Won the men’s singles title after defeating Soumyajit Ghosh and won the women’s singles title in Table Tennis Nationals held at the Manesar Sports Club in Haryana
Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal and Madhurika Patkar
Russia has been barred from the 2017 summer World Athletics Championships in London.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Announced
Creating a brand new e-sports league called NBA
2K e-League in partnership with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Won the Army Polo Championship by
defeating Army Service Corps (ASC) at the Delhi Cantt’s Army Equestrian Centre Polo Ground
Team 61 Cavalry
Retire from all formats of international cricket
Australian Cricket Player Adam Voges
First batsman in the world to score a 300 in a T20 match in Delhi
Mohit Ahlawat
Clinch the Men’s Singles and women’s Singles title in the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships held in Patna
Sourabh Verma and Rituparna Das
Bangalore has been chosen to host the next Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone group-1 tie against Uzbekistan from April 7 to 9, 2017.
Olympic game medals will be made from recycled mobile phones for the year 2022 to promote sustainability said by 2020 Olympic Games organizers, Japan.
Iran lifted up the ban it had imposed on United States Wrestlers, thus allowing them to participate in the Freestyle World Cup to be held in Iran.
India will be hosting the Combined World Cup for shooting in 2019.
India will host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July 2017 in Bangalore. India also set to host the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship from October 22 to 28 in Hyderabad.
India defeated England by 75 runs to clinch the Twenty20 International series 2-1 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.

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